ECON 4300

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Covers early writings in economics and their relationship to current economic analysis and policy issues. Examples include ancient and medieval philosophers on justice in exchange; mercantilist arguments for trade protection; early theories about the effect of monetary expansion (D. Hume); the role of the entrepreneur (Cantillon); and general competitive equilibrium (the Physiocrats). The most recent reading assignment in this course is Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations but the emphasis is on the relationship between the precursors of Adam Smith and his Wealth of Nations to modern economics analysis and current efforts to answer some of the questions raised in the early writing on economics.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECON 1110-ECON 1120 and ECON 3030 and ECON 3040, or permission of instructor.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

Comments Students who have already taken ECON 3350 "History of Economic Analysis" cannot take this course for credit.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8034ECON 4300  LEC 001